Story: Modern mapping and surveying

Taranaki satellite image

Taranaki satellite image

The data for this satellite image of Taranaki was recorded by Landsat 1 as it passed over New Zealand on 30 January 1974. The data consisted of wavelengths from four spectral bands – one green, one red, and two infrared. The native bush of Egmont National Park shows up clearly against the lighter pink of the cleared land in Taranaki.

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Melanie Lovell-Smith, 'Modern mapping and surveying - Later developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 May 2021)

Story by Melanie Lovell-Smith, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 17 Aug 2018